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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
May 31, 2016 What Will Really Fix America’s Unfair Tax SystemSource: Fortune
Nothing galvanizes bipartisan opposition quite like flawed tax policies, as the Obama Administration recently learned when 18 former high ranking U.S. Treasury officials of past administrations from both parties publicly rebuked...
Source: Houston Chronicle
NEW ORLEANS - Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to...
Source: ETN News
The world's environment ministers, gathered at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi on late Friday, passed far reaching decisions on issues such as marine litter, the illegal trade in...
Research & Insights
Source: Washington Post
The Internal Revenue Service has been so slow to adapt to the emerging peer-to-peer economy that billions of dollars in taxable income a year are probably going unreported, according to a study being delivered to Congress this...
Companies and entrepreneurs looking to spread their tendrils throughout the world step into a very complex and risky game. Doing business in one country is not necessarily the same as doing business in another.
A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2030 and 2040, according to a...
Commentary & Opinion
May 31, 2016 Obamacare Is Failing -- on Purpose?Source: Forbes
Obamacare’s exchanges could soon be out of health insurers. This month, UnitedHealth – the largest U.S. insurer — announced that it would no longer sell exchange plans in New Jersey in 2017.
There’s a letter to world leaders from a group of leading economists which insists that tax havens serve no useful economic purpose and thus everything should be done to close such tax havens down
If state and local governments had to fund using corporate pension rules, their contributions wouldn’t be 4 percent of total government budgets but over 20 percent.
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